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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pilot Power Track Day Tire Pressure?

Is 32 in front 28 in back correct? running 120/180s on the gix 600 b group.

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I've been very happy with 30/30 cold.
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I'm going riding on Saturday and going to be pushing it harder. Guys on street rides with temps in mid to high 50's to low 60s is 40 PSI as the tire states too high? I was thinking of dropping them down lower in the morning for better grip and adding more as the day goes on. What do you all think?
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I was running 30/30 cold in the dry with my pilot powers on a 600 using 120/180....at the track.

I don't push it THAT hard on the street so I always ran 36/36 +/- a pound

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I'm going riding on Saturday and going to be pushing it harder. Guys on street rides with temps in mid to high 50's to low 60s is 40 PSI as the tire states too high? I was thinking of dropping them down lower in the morning for better grip and adding more as the day goes on. What do you all think?
38 for street
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I run 30/30 all day. The pressure will climb as they get warmer, usually to 33psi. I don't think I would change the pressure as the day goes on, because you might get too high & actually start losing some grip.
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I'm going riding on Saturday and going to be pushing it harder. Guys on street rides with temps in mid to high 50's to low 60s is 40 PSI as the tire states too high? I was thinking of dropping them down lower in the morning for better grip and adding more as the day goes on. What do you all think?
40 is way too high

30/30 cold will do just fine all day for the track.

36-38 for the street. If you feel you need the extra grip above and beyond what that provides on the street, you should take it to the track instead. $.02

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40 is way too high

30/30 cold will do just fine all day for the track.

36-38 for the street. If you feel you need the extra grip above and beyond what that provides on the street, you should take it to the track instead. $.02
Rob is on the money here. I use 31 front and 30 rear and on hot days will bleed a bit of air out to make tuse the do not go above about 35-36.

Street use is 36-38

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